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[DSA505] DSA-505-1 cvs

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-505-1 cvs

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Stefan Esser discovered a heap overflow in the CVS server, which
serves the popular Concurrent Versions System. Malformed "Entry"
Lines in combination with Is-modified and Unchanged can be used to
overflow malloc()ed memory. This was proven to be exploitable.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.11.1p1debian-9woody4.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.12.5-6.
We recommend that you upgrade your cvs package immediately.


Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-505
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 10384

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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